Writer/producer Blake Masters (Falling Water, 2 Guns, Brotherhood) steps out of his edit suite to talk about the Drive By-Truckers’ 2004 masterwork ‘the Dirty South’.
We talk about the way the album plays to the strengths of the bands three songwriters - Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jason Isbell, the continuing resonance of the Truckers work post-Trump, being the loyal opposition to the conservative side of the South, how they played against the stereotypes of a Southern Rock band, writing empathetic songs about 'bad guys’ and how Blake uses rock music in TV shows. Plus we hatch plans for a TV series based on the album.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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